Gamrie [Gardenstown] seems to Charles 'Codlins' Simpson to be one of the richest places in Scotland. There are no poor rates, because there are no poor people in it. They have no harbour rates to pay because the harbour is their own, and they make everything they need themselves. They are great seamen and hard workers. Hamish Henderson remarks that you could nearly spit into the chimneys of Gamrie as you come down its steep brae [hillside].